Future Could Be Rosie For Derelict Dumfries Mill

An Historic building in Dumfries that has been left to rot and decay for many years may be facing a rosie future thanks to a local organisation that are trying to raise the funds to purchase it. 

Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust  announced this evening June the 7th 2017 that it has an agreement in place to purchase the former Rosefield Mills building on the Nith river-front.

The trust is working to raise funds to complete the purchase, and to restore and find new uses for the building for the benefit of the wider community and as an asset to the town of Dumfries.

The Rosefield Mills are a very special set of buildings originally built 1886-94 for Charteris Spence and Co, along the River Nith, Dumfries, Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust is keen to promote and encourage the sensitive restoration of the large Sandstone building.

ASpokesperson for DHBT stated “Given the derelict state of the buildings, through decades of disuse and neglect, and their sheer scale, however, this will be an extremely challenging project of some magnitude and complexity. A positive outcome will depend on strong community support, as well as considerable resources, vision and determination.

Image Courtesy of  Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust

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